Authorship Policy

International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM) aims to promote the publishing of original quality scholarly journal articles. In order to attain such aim, the reduction of unethical behaviour with regards to authorship and disputes related to authorship is necessary.

Although the definition of what constitutes authorship is left to subjective interpretation of journal editors , editors of International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM) abide by the guidance provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which states that:

“Authorship credit should be based only on:

  1. substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. final approval of the version to be published”

ISJM is committed to the reduction of unethical behaviour related to authorship by adhering to COPE’s discussion document on authorship. In addition to that, in order to resolve potential authorship disputes ISJM utilises guidelines set forth by COPE’s 2003 report on “How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers” as well as COPE’s guideline on “Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office”.

In order to minimise the occurrence of Authorship related disputes, ISJM recommends that authors of a respective journal should consent to a written authorship agreement before the article is written. Any disputes or misconducts related to authorship should be presented clearly and factually to ISJM for further review.

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